Serious injuries should be attended to by a surgeon at once. A football player is as susceptible to injury as is any other well conditioned athlete, and his period of convalescence will be just as long. Prompt attention will save many days in the period of recuperation.

It is also important that the minor injuries be carefully looked after by the trainer or coach, or they may result in more serious conditions. Recovery from small sprains and bruises can be facilitated by the application of hot towels, and this should be attended to immediately. Sprains can be protected by proper bandages.